Designer - Ava & Viv

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Jul 03, 2017
Aug 19, 2017
Employment Status
Full Time
DESIGNER - AVA & VIVDevelops and executes Ava & Viv, our extended size brand, Product Design and Development with direction from Design Director to achieve overall product design strategy and merchant objectives. Responsible for designing seasonal categories such as knits tops, leisure collection, woven tops & bottoms programs. Must have proficiency/expertise in product design & development for women's cut & sew knits, wovens and sweaters. Must be passionate about the plus guest and take an innovative approach to everyday wearing solutions so our guests feel her most confident. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Diligent approach to workload, maintaining excellent, timely communication with internal and external partners
  • Contribute to product, brand, trend and guest research within owned category
  • Shop markets to identify category, brand, business or guest segment trends
  • Collaborate with Design Director and team to execute concepts, color stories and develop appropriate fabrics/ trims
  • Contribute to and may participate in professional presentations to Directors/VPs within the PD&D team
  • Own brand cohesion; partner with peers across the division to ensure continuity
  • Support merchant line plans, assortment strategies, price points
  • Partner with technical designers to develop and innovate fit and construction solutions/details within category¬†
  • Development and execution of trim, embellishment, hardware packages within category
  • Ensures design direction remains intact from concept throughout production process
  • Collaborate with Tech Design and Sourcing team to identify, troubleshoot and resolve production issues¬†
  • 4 year Design, Fine Art, or similar degree
  • 4-8 years of relevant experience - Designer level
  • Computer design system skills including Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Demonstrated high taste level and creative ability
  • Understanding of textiles, garment construction/fit or raw materials & product production
  • Commercial sense, market knowledge, ability to research and apply market/trend information
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to successfully work in a team environment
  • Knowledge of product development processes
This description is intended as a guide only, the listed duties are subject to be changed